I learned the hard way that you should never, ever buy college textbooks from the campus bookstore. The $500 price tag for my first semester’s books hit my minumum-wage pockets like a punch in the gut. I vowed to flex my bargain-hunting muscles and never pay full price for a book again.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May. During my last semester in college, I didn’t spend a dollar on a textbook — and still came out with three As.